The In-Sight® 7000 smart camera from Cognex Corp. (Natick, MA) features a vision tool library; In-Sight measurement, location, and inspection vision tools; and the EasyBuilder® setup and deployment environment. The smart camera provides various model options, all with a tough metal IP67 package. Each includes acquisition speeds of more than 100 image captures per second. The device has the capability to power and control specialized lighting directly.

Additional features of the In-Sight 7000 smart camera include CognexConnect™, which offers a range of built-in communication protocols that interface directly with the vision system. The compact In-Sight 7000 has built-in Ethernet, RS- 232 serial, and multiple discrete I/Os. The system can communicate directly to PLC or robot controllers, or manage multiple smart cameras remotely from a networked PC or HMI.

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